Boston, Ontario – The Ford Motor Company, along with the Timberland clothing company, has shared the top sustainability reporting awards in an international competition organized by the Ceres coalition and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The four top winners, selected from 87 nominations, also included Calgary-based Suncor Energy and Texas-based Dell Inc.

The four were chosen from 21 short-listed entries, including Gap, Hewlett-Packard, Starbucks and Nike. Ford also won the award in 2004.

The Ceres-ACCA North American awards program, now in its seventh year, is designed to highlight best practices in reporting on sustainability issues, and to provide guidance to other groups and companies that are publishing or intend to publish sustainability or corporate social responsibility reports.

“The Ceres-ACCA Awards reward transparency by giving recognition to organizations that report environmental and social performance in the most complete and credible way,” said Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres. “We do not reward rhetoric. These reports articulate ambitious goals, make the business case for sustainability, discuss areas for improvement, and reflect the feedback, both laudatory and critical, of key external stakeholders.”

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